Date: Every Thursday evening
Time: Drop-in (play continues from 6:30-9:30 pm)
Location: Montclair Courts, Oakland (Mountain at Colton)
Cost: $2 donation requested
Organizers : Hans Boerner and Richard Stark
Hot Courts happen every Thursday evening, year-round. Simply stop by anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (no partner needed) for some casual and fun doubles tennis.
The exact format varies, but generally consists of four no-ad games followed by a tiebreaker, after which those who had a bye on the previous round are brought in, partners and opponents are switched up, and play begins again.
The cost is only $2.00 per evening, which goes to help defray the costs of court maintenance and repair (nets, windscreens, etc.).
Date: Saturday December 7th
TIme: 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Place: Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto
1919 Fourth Street, Berkeley, Ca
Cost: $45 per person
Contact: Kenny Goodman
Register: Sign Up Don't Miss Out!
As we approach the end of the year, it is time to celebrate our victories, losses, ties, and general good times on the court. And because it will probably be too cold, dark, and maybe too wet to play, what could be a better way to celebrate and reminisce, but the MTA way, at our annual Holiday Party.
This year we will be venturing to Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto in Berkeley. Dinner and festivities (we may even have a couple of games and a little dancing) will be in our own private room. We will begin our event with passed appetizers, followed by a short meeting where we vote in the Board of Directors for the new year and hear any requests or ideas about next year’s activities from you, our members.
When our President adjourns the meeting, we will enjoy a Mixed Green Salad, followed by dinner of your choice – Grilled Salmon with Northwest Berry Sauce, Chicken Breast Marsala, or Pasta Primavera with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables. We will complete our dinner with a delicious Chocolate Truffle Cake.
There will be a full, no-host bar in our dining room, where you will be able to purchase wine and cocktails. If you’d rather bring your own wine, corkage is $15/bottle (plus tax and 20% tip). Water, iced tea, coffee, and tea are complimentary.
We encourage you to sign up early so that we can get a body count to the restaurant. Signing up is as easy as clicking the link below or copying and pasting it into your browser and then paying via PayPal a very reasonable cost of $45: www.mtaholidayparty2013.eventbrite.com. All members, past members, spouses, significant others, family, friends, and kids are welcome.
Parking is available on the street or in a parking lot directly across the street from the restaurant (bring your ticket into the restaurant, and they will provide 3 hours of validation).
Registration closes Saturday November 30 (which is Thanksgiving weekend!!!), so be sure to sign up soon!
MTA is sponsoring an opportunity for all to start the new year out right! This one will resonate with most anyone’s new year resolution, be it more exercise, less TV watching, enhancing friendships, or better food choices. A wholesome activity awaits you! We’ll have three courts reserved at Davie Stadium, from 11 AM until 2 PM.
Expect to play hot courts format – 4 no add games followed by a 7 point tie-breaker, then anyone waiting rotates in, and/or players shift partners. Depending on the number of participants, we could have a singles court going as well. Non-players are welcome to hang out on the porch: ping pong, foos ball anyone? Each person is asked to bring a pot luck offering to share. Drinks will be provided.
This event is FREE – yes FREE - to anyone who has their membership paid up for 2014! It’s easy to click on Eventbrite to re-up your membership or bring your check for $25 (individual) or $30 (couple/family) to the event. (Even if you’re not coming, go ahead and pay up your membership for 2014!
Because the weather may thwart our plans, we have a plan B! Mary Blume’s home is in the neighborhood (657 Jean St) and we can gather there for socializing and GAMES! Bring you favorite: Monopoly, Taboo, cards, Trivial Pursuits, etc. Fritz will no doubt have football games on the TV as well.
Although there is no fee to participate, you must register on Eventbrite. Limited to 24 players; non-tennis players are welcome.
Mary Blume can field any questions you may have: Mary Blume